By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever and Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities
Twice today, during two different football games, I heard an announcer say about a player who fumbles often: “He has ball-security issues.” Twice!
If you need further proof that we’ve become afraid to simply state what we mean in a simple, direct fashion, then I don’t know what to say.
I’m trying to imagine football announcers of the 1970s saying that a player who fumbles often has ball-security issues; having a hard time imagining it. Ball security issues!
I had no idea your (you’re Lol jk) site existed! On tv I just heard the words I despite: Very unique! Ahhh, hate that. And people using “I” and “me” incorrectly. How hard is?! Seems people think “me” is poor grammar. One last peeve….free gift!
Oh my goodness! My autocorrect made me look as dumb as those I complained about! I meant dispise not dispite. Even now it’s changing it to dispute! Serves me right for acting superior! 😏